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Opinion

Is 'love and desire in Iran' a threat to US national security?

What is really behind the US Department of Education's fury over a Middle East studies programme?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Weather

Tens of thousands evacuated as California wildfires rage

Red flag warnings issued as more than 1,000 firefighters battle blazes and Santa Ana winds fan flames near Los Angeles.

Tens of thousands evacuated as California wildfires rage

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Trump impeachment inquiry: All the latest updates

All the latest updates as US House launches official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Trump impeachment inquiry: All the latest updates

Migrants

'Repugnant': US judge blocks Trump immigration rule

Ruling temporarily blocks Trump administration rule that would deny green cards to immigrants on public aid.

 'Repugnant': US judge blocks Trump immigration rule

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Ex-envoy to Ukraine defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Marie Yovanovitch appears for closed-door deposition in the House, despite State Department directing her to not show.

Ex-envoy to Ukraine defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Turkey-Syria border

US defence chief: We're not abandoning the Kurds in Syria

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper responds to criticism, says US did not 'green-light' Turkey offensive.

US defence chief: We're not abandoning the Kurds in Syria

AJ Impact

'Phase one deal': Trump says China trade talks have succeeded

Negotiations in Washington made significant progress, as markets were calmed amid growing hopes of a broad agreement.

'Phase one deal': Trump says China trade talks have succeeded

AJ Impact

US Treasury Secretary: 'We can shut down the Turkish economy'

Steven Mnuchin threatens 'very significant' sanctions if Ankara targets civilians in campaign against Kurdish forces.

US Treasury Secretary: 'We can shut down the Turkish economy'

Donald Trump

US court clears way for House to obtain Trump's financial records

In a blow to Trump's efforts to block oversight of business dealings, US appeals court backs House request for records.

US court clears way for House to obtain Trump's financial records

United States

Esper criticises Turkey's offensive in Syria as 'impulsive'

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says 'dramatic harm' is being done to the relationship between US and Turkey.

Esper criticises Turkey's offensive in Syria as 'impulsive'

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Trump impeachment inquiry: 10 developments you may have missed

Testimony, subpoenas, a refusal to cooperate: Here's a look at this week's developments in the Trump impeachment probe.

Trump impeachment inquiry: 10 developments you may have missed

Middle East

US to deploy 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia

Pentagon says troops and equipment are meant to boost Saudi Arabia's defences after attacks on its oil facilities.

US to deploy 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia

Opinion

Johnson and Trump are trying to create sovereign executives

As a result, the US and UK are facing systemic crises unparalleled in their history.

Jason Pack

by Jason Pack

Jason Pack

AJ Impact

Hydrogen power: Toyota takes on Tesla with alternative fuel

Hydrogen fuel cell motors have yet to make a dent in the market for clean energy cars.

Hydrogen power: Toyota takes on Tesla with alternative fuel

Gun violence

El Paso mass murder suspect pleads not guilty

Patrick Crusius is accused of deliberately targeting Mexicans when he went on a shooting spree in a Texas Walmart.

El Paso mass murder suspect pleads not guilty